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  • 7 Sep 2018 12:06 PM | Anonymous
    MESSAGE FROM THE RURAL ALBERTA BUSINESS CENTRE

    Wow, what an exciting week this has been! After months of planning, filming, creating, and editing Webinar Central was finally ready to launch. On Tuesday we went live and I'm happy to announce that so far things have been going great!

    There are 24 business training and inspirational webinars available right now, with five more to be added soon. The webinars range between 45 and 90 minutes in length. You can download one at a time or choose a complete series of subject areas.

    We chose topics that are timeless, such as customer service skills, how to start a business, human resource management, market and sales and financial management. What's really cool is that all of the presenters are from Central Alberta so you're learning from local business people who have been in the trenches and know what it takes.

    There's also a complimentary Secrets of Business Success series.These short, podcast-type webinars will inspire and motivate you to great things!
     
    Webinar Central
    I think that Webinar Central is a great complement to the other services we provide at RABC Rocky. They help clients build their business skills and learn the steps they need to build a profitable, sustainable business.

    And because of the financial support from the Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES) program of Alberta Economic Development & Trade, the webinars are value-priced at $24.99 each for limitless viewings.

    RABC Rocky and the Town of Rocky Mountain House gratefully acknowledge the support of the Central Alberta Economic Partnership and the Government of Alberta.

    To your success,
    Michelle Andrishak
    Small Business Advisor
    Rural Alberta Business Centre


  • 4 Sep 2018 10:43 AM | Anonymous

    MESSAGE FROM KCS ASSOCIATION

    Are you looking for someone to do odd jobs at your place of business? If the answer is yes, kcs can be the solution you are looking for with our Persons with Disabilities Program.  

    Q -Who is kcs Association and what is the Adult Services Program?

    A - kcs Association is a not-for profit organization in Sylvan Lake.  We have three main programs: Pre-school and Early Intervention; Family Supports for Children with Special Needs; and Adult Services.

    Q I’ve never heard of this.  How long have you been in Sylvan Lake?

    A We were established in 1978 and Adult Services was added in 2010.  We serve the Sylvan Lake area.  We currently have about 150 children enrolled in our Pre-school/Early Intervention program and about 35 families and Adults in the Family Supports and Adult Services Programs.

    Q Are you looking for someone to do odd jobs or casual employment.  If the answer is yes, we can help.

    A At kcs Association, we have several adults who are looking for employment experience.  They each have a support worker who assists them in this capacity.

    Q What kind of jobs can these individuals do?

    A. They can work in a variety of ways.  They can shred that build-up of paper that is sitting around the office that no-one ever has time to deal with.   They can wash windows, empty trash bins, do general cleaning or even take care of that cluttered storage room that needs attention. We have adults that are good at stocking shelves, stuffing envelopes for that big mail-out campaign, and even carpentry  or painting.  We have artists that you can engage to do artwork, some that is currently on display.

    Q. How often do I need to call them? What type of schedule is required?

    A. Some organizations have one of our adults come in once a month or once a week.  It can be a regular schedule or a one-time opportunity.  Your organization can even choose to hire one of our individuals on a full-time or part-time basis if the role and responsibilities are a good fit.

    Q. How do they get paid?

    A. Your organization pays them minimum wage for the number of hours they work, following all of the applicable Labour Standards Laws.  The salary of the support worker is paid by kcs Association. 

    Q. What about Worker’s Compensation?

    A. Both the adult in our program who would be working for your organization and the support worker are covered by WCB.  The adult is covered by the government as this is a government program and the support worker is covered by kcs Association.

    Q, Why would I hire an individual from kcs Association?

    A. We have eager, reliable, talented people waiting and wanting to do those jobs that no one finds time to do.   So not only does the job get done, but importantly, you are giving back to your community by supporting our program and giving our kcs supported individuals an opportunity to gain work experience and skills.

    Q. What if I need more information?  What if I am not sure if a job fits your program or is appropriate?

    A. Give us a call or send us an email and we would be happy answer your questions and discuss this opportunity.  For information, please contact Amber Bott, Adult Services Director at (403)896-1905 or email amber.bott@kcs78.ca. 



  • 29 Aug 2018 2:03 PM | Anonymous

    MESSAGE FROM AACS:

    We need volunteers! When you purchase a Smile Cookie at Tim Hortons, your full $1.00 goes to support the Advanced Ambulatory Care Service (AACS) for Sylvan Lake and Area.  The AACS opened on June 4th, 2018 and as of August 19th, 2018, 3000 people have used this service!  In 2017 we raised $8,594.00 from the Smile Cookie Campaign.  All monies raised are spent on medical equipment for the AACS. We are pleased to be the “charity of choice” for Tim Hortons, Sylvan Lake.

    We need teams of 2 people to volunteer for 1 hour.  Dress for the weather as volunteers will be positioned in the “Drive Thru”.  Volunteers ask drivers to buy a Smile Cookie.  A bookmark with the AACS hours, location and phone number is handed out to each driver.  

    Email us to find out what shifts are available!


  • 29 Aug 2018 1:30 PM | Anonymous
    Entrepreneurs are the life blood of Alberta! That’s why Junior Achievement (JA) been educating young people about financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship for almost 100 years!  Junior Achievement is now expanding their flagship course, called Company Program, into Sylvan Lake.  This 5-month program teaches grade 10-12 students how to start, organize and operate a REAL business.  Volunteers from the local business community work with students to launch and run a small enterprise.

    We hope you can hear our excitement in sharing this news with you.  Their urgency is real - October is the formal start time for the program. Teams in Red Deer run on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights; the Sylvan Lake team will run on Wednesday nights, location TBD.

    The Junior Achievement Organization is in great need of mentors, team sponsors, and students! 

    Mentors – as a Mentor on a team you will facilitate valuable learning lessons as the students get to know one another, brainstorm a business idea, and get set writing their business plans. After the students have elected their Executive body in Week 6, Mentors take a back-seat support role and allow the students to run their own meetings. We ask that all Mentors are able to commit to 60% - or 12 – of the team`s weekly meetings between October and February.   >LEARN MORE

    Sponsorship – the cost of running one Company Program team in 2018/19 is $5000, which supports the ongoing events and programming that the students work through. There are 5 teams planned for Central Alberta – four in Red Deer and one in Sylvan Lake.   >LEARN MORE

    Students – We know students are looking for opportunities to learn new skills that will help them get ahead once they graduate.  Help us spread the word about this program to your high school aged students and their friends.  Talk to them about the benefits of entrepreneurship and financial literacy.  Company Program is completely free of charge for students to participate, and they can earn 3* of Work Experience for their involvement! >LEARN MORE

    Register 

    • The stats show the substantial impact JA programs have on our economy. Take a look for yourself here. 
    • And just as importantly, this video shows the impact Company Program has on the students that participate.  
    • If you would like more information please see the JA website here.

    Please contact Stephanie Jones by email with any other questions at sjones@jasouthalberta.org , or to sign up as a Mentor.

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